NYIC & Algún Día Report

Lack of Child Care Keeps Migrant Candy Sellers Underground

The New York Immigration Coalition and Algún Día released the findings of a new survey of new immigrant New Yorkers selling candy and fruit in the subways and parks. The findings showed a dire need for expanding child care and pre-k programs to immigrant families, as well as decriminalizing street vending.

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Algún Día is a grassroots volunteer-based initiative comprised of formerly undocumented immigrants, current Dreamers, and first-generation immigrants housed within the New York Immigration Coalition. Algún Día surveyed 75 parents with children selling candy and fruit on the subways, at subway stations, and in parks across all five boroughs. The goal of the outreach effort was to identify gaps in government and immigrant providers’ services for immigrant candy sellers and address community needs.